STREP THROAT

STREP THROAT

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:35

Most throat infections are caused by viruses. The symptoms of strep throat include fever, sore throat, and swollen and often tender lymph nodes in the neck, headache, and upset stomach. 8-)
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:36

The diagnosis of strep throat is confirmed by a throat culture or rapid-strep test. Strep throat is cured by antibiotic therapy. If left untreated, strep throat may cause heart and kidney problems. :!: :!: :oops: :oops:
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:40

While many people use the terms sore throat, tonsillitis, and strep throat interchangeably, there are significant clinical differences among these conditions. Understanding the differences can give patients a better idea of how and when to be concerned and when to seek advice from a physician. :idea: :idea: :arrow: :idea:
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:44

Strep throat is only one of many possible causes of throat infection and sore throat. While strep throat is most common in children and adolescents, it can affect people of all ages. It may however, have different signs and symptoms depending upon the patient's age. :roll: :geek: :geek: :|
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:46

A sore throat may have many causes. The most common cause of a sore throat is an infection of the throat and the surrounding structures. Any inflammation or infection of the pharynx, tonsils, esophagus (the food tube), or larynx (the top opening part of the windpipe) may cause sore throat symptoms. :ugeek: :ugeek: :roll: :D
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:47

The tonsils are red, oval clumps of tissue located at the back and to the sides of the throat. When viewed microscopically, they appear very similar to lymph gland/lymph node tissue. :?: :?:
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Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:48

Their location allows the tonsils to intercept germs as they enter the body through the nose and throat. They contain infection-fighting cells and antibodies (infection-fighting proteins in the body) that help stop the spread of the germs further into the body. :geek: :geek: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:50

Tonsillitis refers to conditions in which the tonsils become red, sore, and swollen because of inflammation. The term "tonsillitis" does not imply a specific cause of a sore throat. There are many causes of inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis is a common cause of sore throat. :? :D :x :x
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:54

The pharynx is the area behind the palate in the back of the throat shared by the oral cavity and the nasal cavity. An infection or inflammation of the pharynx is called pharyngitis. 8-) :lol: ;) ;)
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Re: STREP THROAT

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:55

The infectious causes are similar to those causing tonsillitis, which are mainly related to viruses and less commonly to bacterial infection. As with the term “tonsillitis,” the diagnosis of "pharyngitis" does not imply a specific cause. :geek: :roll:
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